Originally Posted by calbear80
It was a disaster. Game on the road at a mid-major. Short week. 5000 feet elevation. Heavy winds. Gambling distraction for our players. Not a particularly good recruiting area for us. Only one player on our roster from northern Nevada. Facing a great senior QB at his home stadium. Never gone to their place although we have played them 25 times in the last 100 years (and had lost only one of those 25 till last night). It was a disaster waiting to happen and it did.
Here is a few facts from radio broadcast of University of Nevada football game broadcast last night (Reno 630 AM):
. Coach Tedford said that he did not schedule this game (and sounded very concerned about it's being scheduled in Reno) when asked by Nevada football broadcaster why a road game on a short week and why Cal has traveled to Reno for the first time ever (this was before the kick-off)
. Nevada Athletic Director strongly thanked Sandy for arranging the game and arranging for Cal coming to Nevada to help Nevada have a very rare (first ever?) sell out crowd at their stadium (this was during the half-time)
Exactly. Sandy has done a lot of good for Cal athletics, but this was estupido mucho.
Athletic directors should not be in charge of scheduling - in any sport. Leave that up to the director of operations or something. Somebody with some knowledge on that particular sport.
Hopefully, getting murked by a WAC school in their rinky-dink "stadium" teaches her a lesson.